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Latitude: 56.5111 / 56°30'39"N
Longitude: -3.0026 / 3°0'9"W
OS Eastings: 338395
OS Northings: 735897
OS Grid: NO383358
Mapcode National: GBR VJ.YNJC
Mapcode Global: WH7R3.VLCW
Entry Name: 'Teach Feirme', Hillhouses, Farmhouse Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 10 December 1991
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353280
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19040
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Mains and Strathmartine
Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw
Parish: Mains And Strathmartine
Traditional County: Angus
Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, L-plan, gabled farmhouse. Stugged coursed and random rubble, ashlar dressings, purple slate roof, fishscale to canted windows. 4-, 8- and 12-pane sash and case windows with chamfered margins; corniced wallhead and gable stacks; coped skews with corbel skewputts at S elevation; block and ball finialled gables.
S ELEVATION: 3-bay, symmetrical. Panelled door at centre with astragalled fanlight, keystoned and margined round-headed doorway, bipartite window at 1st floor; slightly advanced gables at left and right with canted window at ground floor, single at 1st, blinded square vent at gable.
E ELEVATION: nepus gable at centre with window at 1st floor, window at ground floor right with pedimented dormerheaded window above, lean-to at far right with window.
N ELEVATION: blank gable advanced at left with lean-to at ground floor, door with astragalled fanlight and 2 windows at ground and 1st floor at right return elevation; window at ground and 1st floor of main elevation at right.
W GABLE: window at ground floor right, prominent shouldered wallhead stack.
INTERIOR: original chimneypieces, some plain moulded cornices, staircase appears to be realigned.
BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble boundary walls at S, W and N, quadrant entrance walls at W.
The Maclaren file only notes farmbuildings at Hillhouses, but the farmhouse could be an early work of Maclaren's. Hillhouses was formerly on the Baldovan Estate, but for many years has been owned and worked by Strathmartine Hospital. House called "Teach Feirme" (December 2003).
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